5 Ways to End Writers Block
Doing this NaBloMoPo (our National Blog Month to those of you muggles) has been a challenge. I’m consistently writing at least one article a night. Before the challenge, I usually wrote 2-3 times a week and would sit down and write multiple posts at one time.
Worse case scenario hit me last Saturday when I was having trouble forming my thoughts into a coherent post. I had several ideas for posts, even with photos already edited and didn’t feel like writing any of them. I wanted to write a fresh new topic. Alas, I couldn’t think of any.
So before the next writers block hits, here’s my 5 ways to cure your writer’s block.
There is such a sense of accomplishment in achieving an organizational task. Most of them don’t require much brain power, so grab a small organizational project and get to it. It could be as simple as organizing your spice cabinet by name, or more difficult like a toss-donate-keep pile for your book collection. For bonus points, pick a task that will make a real impact on your daily life.
Moving your body actually stimulates creative thought. If you’re feeling a little blocked, try a walk through nature, or another activity to get you in tune with your body, yoga, mediation or whatever form of relaxing self care you practice will work. For bonus points, go out when the sun is up to catch vitamin D rays.
Try something new.
Pick a new recipe you wanted to try, pick up the crayons and colour with a child, or pick off a Pinterest project that you’ve been meaning to accomplish. Stretch your mind by trying a new activity.
The places (fictional and non-fictional) that I’ve discovered through my love of reading are second to none. Pick up a book, magazine or curl up with your favourite blog and be inspired by a different point of you. For bonus points, choose a style or category of publication or genre that you might not usually pick. Trade books with a friend who has different tastes then you or ask a local librarian to suggest a good new read.
Phone a Friend.
My friends and family are a constant source of inspiration. Their lives are so interesting, and their dilemmas are always food for thought. Take a time out and connect with a friend you’ve been meaning to speak to. For bonus points, take them out for coffee too and tell them how much your appreciate their point of view.
I’d love to hear more ways you’ve cured your writers block in the Comments below. Drop me a line and tell me how you overcame it!
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.